This Day In Sport – December 13

They say we should use this time to learn something new – so we thought we’d offer up a history lesson free of charge!

We’re going to be recapping all the important sporting moments each and every day on the Ladbrokes Blog.

So if it’s AFL, NRL, Basketball, Cricket, Golf or even Wrestling, be sure to return each morning as we take a trip back through the history books to relive some of the great and important sporting moments in This Day In Sport!

2007 – Aussie Rookie Becomes World Champ

At the season-ending Billabong Pro in Honolua Bay on Maui, Aussie Stephanie Gilmore was locked in three-way battle for the world crown with Peru’s Sofia Mulanovich and Brazil’s Silvana Lima.

Gimore’s 2 title rivals succumbed on the final heat of the day resulting in the Aussie becoming the first in history to win the world title in her rookie year.

1985 – New Aussie Debutants

A new era for Australian Cricket got underway on this day in 1985 with debuts to Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh and Bruce Ried in the first Test against India at Adelaide Oval.

It had been a rought time for Australian cricket having suffered series defeats against New Zealand and England and all three debutants would play a vital role in the Aussies rebirth.

A young man by the name of Steve Waugh would debut in the next Test match.

The match itself was rather dull resutling in a high-scoring draw.

India’s Sunil Gavaskar became the first man to reach 9000 Test runs and was unbeaten on 166.

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